Mental Health Night for Parents: January 27

With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of our lives, our OCSB Community feels the pandemic’s impact on their mental health. You can help your loved ones through small acts of kindness, listening and validating their feelings. Join us on January 27 for some practical sessions designed to help support your mental health and the mental health of your families.

Presentations at 7:00 pm

What is motivation, and why does it matter?

Dr. Elizabeth Paquette, Psychologist

Motivation is the driving force behind our daily behaviours. Biological, emotional, social and cognitive processes all play a role. In this session, we will explore motivation, where it comes from and how parents and caregivers can promote positive motivation throughout childhood and adolescence.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Dr. Richard Bolduc, OCSB Mental Health Lead

Sharon Lerher, Chief Social Worker

Dr. Laurinda Cudmore, Chief Psychologist

Our OCSB Mental Health Lead, Chief Social Worker, and Chief Psychologist will present an overview of Mental Health services and supports offered this winter/spring. A focus on more recent initiatives used to improve student mental health and well-being in this time of return to virtual learning as well as eventual return to in-person learning will be explored.

Supporting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Joanne Boyd, Registered Early Childhood Educator

Join local Trainer / Parent Coach Joanne Boyd for a 1.5-hour workshop to explore the concept of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and its link to optimal brain development, attachment and resilience. We will discuss how to maximize everyday moments to support your child to thrive in their relationships, health and well-being and learning for life. Suitable for parents and caregivers of children aged 3 to 10 years.

Presentations at 8:00 pm

What is motivation, and why does it matter?

Dr. Elizabeth Paquette, Psychologist

Motivation is the driving force behind our daily behaviours. Biological, emotional, social and cognitive processes all play a role. In this session, we will explore motivation, where it comes from and how parents and caregivers can promote positive motivation throughout childhood and adolescence.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Dr. Richard Bolduc, OCSB Mental Health Lead

Sharon Lerher, Chief Social Worker

Dr. Laurinda Cudmore, Chief Psychologist

Our OCSB Mental Health Lead, Chief Social Worker, and Chief Psychologist will present an overview of Mental Health services and supports offered this winter/spring. A focus on more recent initiatives used to improve student mental health and well-being in this time of return to virtual learning as well as eventual return to in-person learning will be explored.

Tech Overuse & Online Addictions

This presentation will address what tech overuse is, the various levels of tech overuse and how it is used to manage mental health symptoms of anxiety and depression. We will look at gaming, social media impacts, and compulsive sexual behaviour that youth may be presenting. Different techniques to curb the behaviour are also going to be discussed.

Equity in Mental Health

Through the lens of mental health and equity, various members of our Mental Health Workers (MHWs) team will present on services being offered at this time in our schools. A focus on re-engagement in the classroom for elementary students will also be explored by our new Culturally Sensitive Partner (CSP), who will discuss her role through equity. Finally, a panel discussion with Dr. Prince Ehoro, our Equity Diversity and Inclusion Advisor and Dr. Richard Bolduc, our Mental Health Lead, will be open for the remainder of the presentation.

Wellness and the OCSB

The entire OCSB family works together to ensure your child has a safe and strong foundation to learn. Wellness is very important to us at the OCSB. We know there is a strong correlation between mental health and student achievement. When your child feels welcomed, included, understood and supported, they can better engage with classroom learning. We invite you to learn more about what wellness means to us.

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